Creating Categories in WordPress

December 28, 2011

To Create a New Category:

  1. From the WordPress Dashboard, select the Categories link in the Right Now widget, or on the Left hand side under the Posts category.
  2. Under Add New Category, enter the name of the category you wish to create.
  3. For the slug, we recommend you type the same name, but with lowercase lettering and hyphens in the place of spaces.
  4. Select Add New Category.

To Delete a Category:

  1. From the WordPress Dashboard, select the Categories link in the Right Now widget, or on the Left hand side under the Posts category.
  2. At the right side, where the current categories are shown, select delete under the category you wish to remove.

To tag a post under a category:

  1. From the WordPress Dashboard, select the Posts or Pages tab on the left hand side.
  2. Select the article you would like to add the category to (or create a new page if you would like.)
  3. On the right hand side, under the categories widget, check off any categories you would like to use. (You can also add a category on this page.)
  4. Press the Save Changes button to save your changes.

For more information on other WordPress features, or if you have any questions, head to our WordPress Tutorials Page.